Elizabeth Arnold 8th great grandma on RootsMagic tree
Elizabeth Arnold was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1684 and died July 11, 1758. She spent her life in Providence, part of the time living in the Stone Ender her dad Eleazer built around 1693, it’s still standing today.
She married 1st William Hawkins in 1704 and 8 years later was a widow. She married 2nd Israel Smith in 1718, was a widow 8 years later and didn’t marry again.
Her will and inventory is online, last on the page:
In the name of God Amen this 1st day of July in the 35th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain &c King AD 1758: I Elisabeth Smith widow being Sick & Week of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to allmighty God for the Same, Do make and ordain this to be my Last will & Testament
Elizabeth gave her daughter Naomi, who married Oliver Angell, a square table and 5 pounds money ‘old tenor.’ Elizabeth left her best silver sleeve buttons to her granddaughters.
- Eleazer Arnold House at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleazer_Arnold_House
- Historic New England, Arnold House 1693 official website
- Will at Rhode Island Reading room Wills page 4 RootsWeb